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with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. >>> checking the roads for you, let's start along 395. an early morning crash blocking the southbound lanes. as you travel 395 southbound at seminary road, your three right lanes are blocked. over to road work on the dulles toll road, what's going to happen is from the access road, you're going to have to get in the toll lanes and follow directions from that area. around the beltway, outer loop at central avenue, can't see it on camera, there it is. construction blocking the left lane and continues on the outer loop this time as you make your way to university boulevard. you're going to be forced down to just one lane, eventually the shoulder lane, to get by the road work there. just be cautious of that because that shoulder lane pretty gravelly in that area. as you pass university boulevard, all your travel lanes are open. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> news 4's angie goff is following breaking news at the live desk. >>> this morning a tough warning from israel after a gaza rocket hits the house. a rocket lau
in tonight, latest on that in ten minutes. danella has traffic now. good morning. >> good morning. >>> checking the roadways, first 4 traffic report right now, let's start in maryland traveling along bw parkway or i-95 in maryland between baltimore parkway and capital parkway. no construction at this time. still very light volume. around 50 in maryland out of annapolis as you get closer to 301. making your way westbound as well as eastbound, very light volume. even 50 inside the beltway as you head towards new york avenue, nice and clear commute for you. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> and we have some news just into the news 4 newsroom. a man is arrested in new zealand following a plot to attack the royals. they arrested the man on the plan of wanting to attack prince charles and camilla. he was carrying an unidentified item. he's believed to b an anti-royal protester. officials say he got nowhere near the royal couple. he's expected to be in jail tomorrow while charles and camilla continue their tour of australia and new zealand. >>>
on this wednesday morning with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. >>> we're going to start with i-270 as you make your way southbound at finger ford road 80. earlier crash there still causing delays. it just moved to the shoulder lane. luckily, your travel lanes are open, but you are just sluggish out of frederick. let's head over if you're traveling in the manassas area. prince william parkway at ell g wellington road. an accident out of the lanes. chopper 4 moved to i-66. let's take a look eastbound and westbound as you move toward the beltway. a travel speed from fairfax county parkway. right now not bad from fairfax county parkway. it will take you 11 minutes to get to the beltway on i-66. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron, over to you. >>> right now breaking news from iraq. a series of car bombs exploded across the country, killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens of others. the deadliest explosion happened in the city of kirkuk. four car bombs exploded there. an hour later another parked car exploded at an army patrol west of kirkuk. also an iraqi army patrol. another ca
with a hometown forecast and a look at your friday evening. danella here with first 4 traffic. >>> let's talk about i-95 and bw parkway, checking for incidents. really between the baltimore beltway and capitol beltway traveling in maryland making your way towards the beltway. clear in this area as well. here's a live look at 410 as you make your way eastbound and westbound on 50 connecting to new york avenue. no issues to report. let's talk about the rails. penn south train number 401, it's leaving baltimore. the delay is 11 minutes. marc is reporting an expected 20-minute delay on this train. just be aware of that. metro, vre not reporting delays. >> danella, thank you. >>> firefighters swarmed the watergate complex in northwest washington overnight. a fire breaks out the on the balcony, sending flames shooting from the roof. it started at 2:00 this morning at the 2800 block of virginia avenue northwest. we're told that no one was hurt, but police and firefighters are not saying what started the fire. secret service was also on the scene at the time of the fire. what started the fire, again,
with a hometown forecast. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> checking on the roads in our area, things looking really good right now. yesterday was a tough commute. we'll see how today shapes up. so far, great start. traveling along bw parkway, nice and clear in maryland, as you make your way between the baltimore beltway and capital beltway. very light volume. a live look past 198 you can see in both directions, traveling northbound and southbound, issue free. southbound to the beltway, good news here. on the outer loop, as you approach new hampshire avenue. had road work set up. it was blocking two right lanes here. you are forced to the left. it's absolutely clear. and nice and clear as you make your way towards i-270. >>> 5:02 now, the pentagon is standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan even as it investigates inappropriate e-mails he allegedly sent and received from a florida socialite. secretary of defense leon panetta is urging people not to jump to conclusions about general george allen. allen is accused of having questionable communications with j
at your traffic on this monday morning. here's danella. >> good morning. >>> first 4 traffic, we're going to start in virginia. if you're traveling along i-95 northbound at lorlorton. report of a disabled vehicle on the left shoulder lane. heading up from the occoquan, nice and clear. hov restrictions lifted for the holiday today. getting to the beltway, no issues at all. 11 minutes to get from the occoquan to the beltway. you're at 61 miles an hour. here in d.c., a live look at new york avenue as you make your way past bladensburg. no major delays in the district and no reports of any accidents right now. as you make your commute in maryland along 29, no issues between north and southbound 29 between columbia and the beltway. light volume. no accidents to report. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> breaking news right now. a syrian fighter jet bombed an area controlled by rebels near the turkish border. witnesses say the bombing caused several casualties. they took over three security compounds in that area last week. thousands of refugees have left. the violence in syria killed
accumulating snow later this afternoon. we'll have that coming up. first 4 traffic with danella. >>> good news. if you're taking in prince george's county, nice and clear. here's a look in both directions as you pass 210. looping around in montgomery county, good news on the inner loop. earlier construction. just the left lane getting by as you pass university boulevard. the travel lanes are opening, and you can continue your commute. outer loop still looking nice. virginia, if you're making the commute there, overnight road work. travel lanes are open and a live look as you make your way towards braddock, no issues there. from braddock heading to the interchange, travel lanes are open there as well. a look at the rails. no reported delays along the metro, marc, or vre. all are running on or close to schedule. aaron, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. six after the hour. >>> both of virginia's u.s. senators will continue to be democrats. tim kaine defeated george allen in the race to succeed jim webb. kaine won by six points in that race. it had been one of the most closely watched campa
's take a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> checking out the beltway for you now. if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway at georgetown pike, a disabled box truck in the right shoulder lane. travel lanes are open. outer loop, still seeing paving taking place, blocking the left lane as you make your way towards new hampshire avenue on the outer loop of the beltway. also checking the rails. not seeing any reported delays along the metro, marc, or vre open and running on schedule. if you're traveling westbound 50 at 201, i am seeing delays there because paving is blocking at least one of your lanes. you are slow as you make your way westbound at 50. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> just 24 hours until the polls open in decision 2012, and the race for president is in a statistical dead heat. here's a look now at the latest nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll that shows president obama with a one percentage point lead over mitt romney among likely voters nationwide, 48%-47% right now. that is well within the margin
:59. a look at traffic this friday morning with danella. >> good morning. first 4 traffic. >>> starting with i-270. going to slow down southbound out of frederick. sluggish as you make your way past 109. past 109 heading towards clarksburg continuing to germantown. northbound, nice and clear. southbound to the beltway, no issues there. traveling the beltway, checking the inner loop from i-270 toward i-95. travel lanes are open and you're traveling at speed. no major delays. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. 6:02. >>> breaking news. firefighters surrounded the watergate complex in northwest washington overnight after fire broke out from a balcony on the ground. you can see flames and smoke coming from the rooftop. we're told the fire was mostly contained. there was some minor damage to the room of a penthouse. no one was hurt. it's not clear what started that fire. >>> breaking overnight, a huge apartment fire in washington state. take a look. flames shot 20 feet into the air, hitting power lines overhead. no word on how that fire started. everyone was able to get out safely. >>> right n
with a hometown forecast. your first 4 traffic this tuesday morning. good morning, danella. >> good morning, tom. >>> still getting information on the accident along prince william parkway at balls ford roadblocking the intersection. it is involving a tractor-trailer. for now you cannot get past that intersection. avoid it if possible. check things out on i-66 if this is your commute this morning. not bad at all. outside clear as well. here's a live look at glebe. no issues to report. if you're taking the rails, i'm check them. so far they're running with no reported delays. eun, back over to you. >>> news 4's melissa mollet is at the live desk now with the first votes cast today in the presidential election. melissa? >> good morning. we're just a few hours into election day. already the polls are open in one part of the country. take a look at this video out of new hampshire. polls opened at midnight in two tiny villages there are casting the first election day votes in the nation. in the first minutes of voting, president obama and republican mitt romney each had five votes in dixville notch.
and a hometown forecast in ten minutes. danella's here with traffic. good morning. >> good morning. >>> first 4 traffic report, we're going to get a live look at chopper 4 over the crash on bw parkway. northbound just north of lower bowie road, it is blocking the left side of the road. you are able to get by. follow directions. basically, you're getting by single file to the right. delays are starting to grow in this area. also, checking on the crash if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway, crossing the american legion bridge, still along the right side of the road here. looks like two left lanes will get you by this accident in this area. you are slow crossing the american legion bridge as you make your way towards this accident. i-66 eastbound at fairfax county parkway, accident has cleared. really in both directions you're nice and clear. >> thank you, danella. >>> at 6:02, president obama and mitt romney now have just hours to convince undecided voters to support them. it appears every vote will count in this hotly contested election. the race is a virtual tie according to the fin
by this morning. i'm back with a look at your evening and into next week coming up. danella with traffic, good morning. >> good morning. in the first 4 traffic office, i've been watching a lot of cameras in the area. what i'm seeing is a lot of rain coming down. what i want you to be aware of is not only are you dealing with rain on prince william parkway, but you're also dealing with slick road conditions because rain combined with leaves makes the local roads very slick. 395, still a wet commute. but 95 and 395, not seeing any accidents and no overnight construction. your travel lanes are open. i-270 at father hurley, very slick roadways. but as you make your way north and southbound, no issues to report. clear as you connect to the beltway. >>> 4:33 now. news 4's angie goff is live at the desk with the growing petraeus scandal. >> yes, this investigation keeps getting bigger. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now under investigation in connection to the scandal that led to cia director david petraeus' resignation. general john allen is being investigated by the fbi for alleged inappr
evening. that's coming in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> checking our roadways. pretty quiet in the area. looking for reports of accidents. looks like we may be accident free in our complete area. first let's start here as you're traveling route 123 trying to get to the outer loop of the beltway. that ramp is blocked, just the right lane. just stick to the left, and you can access the outer loop of the beltway. now over this time to the beltway. in montgomery county, if you're traveling along the inner loop here and the inner loop here, and you can see here all the cars sticking just to the right because of the road work. the left lanes are blocked in that area. good news, if you're making the trip along i-95 in maryland. southbound and northbound, a live look at 216, no issues between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway. aaron, back over to you. >>> today former cia director david petraeus will answer questions on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. he'll testify before the house and senate intelligen
at storm team 4 radar. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> still pretty quiet out. a lot of people about to head out on the roads now. no congestion. no reports of accidents, and that's great because the roads are pretty wet. bw parkway, making your way between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway, your travel lanes are open. even as you continue on d.c. 395 clear as well. i-95 in maryland as you pass 216, travel lanes are open, and it's a clear commute as you connect to the beltway. over to the rails, metro, marc, vre running today. so far with no reported delays. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. 5:01. >>> we're following breaking news. the top american commander in afghanistan is implicated in the scandal that brought down now former cia director david petraeus. the pentagon says it is investigating inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelley, the woman that petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening e-mails to you. the fbi reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 allegedly inappropriate e-mails between allen and k
planner. a look at your first 4 traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> a live look from chopper 4 from i-66 heading eastbound and westbound at 50. nice normal friday volume, very light. as you make your way from the beltway at fairfax county parkway. that drive taking just 11 minutes right now. let's shoot over to 95 in the newington area, just a bit of a delay. from quantico, not bad. take you northbound to get to the beltway. on the i-95 virginia, north and southbound. not seeing any reports of accidents. over to the rails, metro, marc, and vre, nice and clear. aaron, over to you. >>> breaking news out of the middle east, calls for a cease fire. not stopping the violence this morning, israelis, palestinians, they were supposed to stop three hours during a visit by the egyptian prime minister. he got to the gaza strip today as rockets exploded in areas nearby. at one point, at least 85 rockets were fired. within about 45 minutes in gaza city, one missile destroyed a house. no one was hurt. more than 30 people have died in mideast violence this week. five were child
in ten minutes with another update. here's danella now with your traffic. >> still starting with the rails because orange line is still slow. power outage outside of west falls church metro station causing delays all the way to new carrollton. vre looks nice and clear with no reported delays. looping around to the wilson bridge, in both directions, you're accident-free. volume not too bad just yet. over to i-95, it is slow. as you make your way northbound, even in the hov lanes you can see some crowding. checking travel speeds, it will take you at least 30 minutes to get to the beltway. aaron, over to you. >>> a developing story in northeast d.c. right now, firefighters trying to anything yur out what sparked a warehouse fire near gallaudet university.figure out what spar warehouse fire near gallaudet university. megan mcgrath with a new set back we're hearing about for firefighters. >> reporter: it's not so much new setback, it's just an ongoing challenge for firefighters. this is a very difficult type of blaze. it a warehouse fire. this is the old union market warehouse di
a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> still checking on that multi-vehicle crash as you head i-95 northbound. this is at mile marker 151 just prior to 234. the crash is moved into the left shoulder lane, but emergency response workers still blocking the left lane. reportedly, they should be clearing that lane and opening it up soon. still seeing about a five-mile backup on i-95 right now because of that accident. bumper to bumper in this area. let's talk about the rails. not bad. just a minor seven-minute delay on penn south train number 505. metro and vre not reporting any delays. >>> this morning president barack obama is celebrating a decisive victory over former massachusetts governor mitt romney and winning the white house for a second term. >> news of that victory brought big celebrations at obama's watch party in chicago. the crowd went wild when the president arrived to thank supporters alongside his family there, even after a very expensive and very tense race, the president seemed to put it behind him, looking towards the future. >> you ele
. a look at the first 4 traffic this election day morning with danella. good morning. >> good morning, tom. >>> checking on the accident along route 1 richmond highway with an update. one lane gets by. going to be the left lane in both directions at central avenue. fire department as well as police still on the scene of the crash there. let's head over this time to eastbound. this is route 175 annapolis road at bw parkway. crash ther please use caution as you travel the roads. good news on the beltway, taking the inner loop between i-95 and i-270. nice and clear. here's a live look at connecticut avenue. just a little more volume on the outer loop. no major delays just yet. ten minutes to get from i-95 to i-270 on the outer loop of the beltway. i'm back in ten. aaron, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> 18 months of debates, ads, attacks, election day is finally here. the presidential campaign, the parties, and the groups that support them have spent more than $1 billion. potential voters have seen more than 1 million ads on tv in just five months. that is 40% more than what we saw in
. sunrise, 6:50. sunset, 4:55. another look at your traffic on this wednesday morning with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> starting in the first 4 traffic office, still seeing a lot of cones around the area, just with construction. very light volume this time of day. not too bad getting around it. let's start in college park, if you're traveling the outer loop of the beltway. work zone there. the exit ramp is still shut down. should be opening soon. at richie marlboro road, construction, as you make your way past the exit, going to be on the right side. as you continue on the outer loop getting closer to new hampshire. two right lanes taken away. stick to the left. this continues as you head to university boulevard. past university, travel lanes open up. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you so much. >>> toyota recalls millions of cars. angie goff is at the live desk with details. >> japan's top automaker recalls $7.7 million worldwide. it includes 63,000 prius hybrid cars because of problems in steering and the water pump. other models on the list, the corolla and wish. as
'll be back in ten minutes. danella is here with a look at our very early morning traffic. >> volume very, very light. not seeing any accidents right now. but seeing road work. let's talk about it. traveling westbound 66 approaching the beltway, the right side of the road will get you by the work zone there. if you're traveling along 7 in virginia, the ramps to inner loop of the beltway, construction happening there and those ramps are shut down. let's talk about a disabled tractor-trailer. this one, outer loop of the beltway approaching university boulevard. just off to your shoulder lane here, your right shoulder lane, hazards are on. travel lanes are open, not seeing any other issues to worry about right now. >>> the new storm hammering the northeast is responsible for at least 100,000 new power outages in parts of new york and new jersey. the rain and wet snow is piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of the nation's biggest commuter train systems, suspended all service. the conditions are recovering the sandy effort as well. >> you may have a setba
. i'll be back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. danella here with a look at traffic. good morning. >> good morning. >>> let's talk about road work in the area. not seeing any accidents. very light volume. you are dealing with a couple of cones set up. 50s outbound. you're going to see the right lane blocked by road work in that area. over this time to connecticut avenue southbound as you approach the beltway. right lane is blocked by the work zone there. speaking of the beltway, outer loop of the beltway towards university boulevard we'll see work zones set up. you can see the right lanes are blocked as you make your commute along the inner loop of the beltway. outer loop looks good, though. for the work zone at university boulevard. those right lanes are blocked as you make your way through new hampshire avenue. around the beltway. no major delays at all. >>> one person is dead after a train accident in woodbridge. the vre commuter train hit the victim around 7:00 last night near cherry hill road. police are not releasing any details about the accident or the victim. a vr
to accumulating snow on grassy areas this afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes. danella with a look at traffic. good morning. >> good morning. >>> checking on a disabled vehicle, 395 southbound at glebe. looks like it possibly is in your shoulder lane there. let's head over to the beltway. construction slowing you down. this is at university boulevard on the inner loop. you're going to see just left the lane is going to get you by road work. get by there single file. at kenilworth avenue, two of the right lanes are blocked. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> it is now 4:14. 40 degrees. ahead on "news 4 today," we all knew it would come down to two key states. coming up, the numbers game that served president obama above the magic number of 270. >>> plus maryland makes history bypassing same-sex marriage. >>> call it a sign of the times. the president's first words after being reelected came via social media. the president celebrated on twitter. the first, "four more years" became the most retweeted tweet ever. and second "this happened because of you." and then "we're all in this together. that's
beginning sunday morning, as we fall back over the weekend. i'm back in ten minutes. danella is here now with a look at traffic. good morning. >> good morning. first let's start 395 in virginia, southbound. washington boulevard had a crash blocking the right and the left lane. let's head back up to damascus now. if you're traveling along ridge road, it's closed between woodville road because of an accident that now has downed wires. on the roadway, not safe at all. please avoid the road if possible. if you're traveling the icc, hardly any volume. traveling westbound, just past georgia avenue, have a report of an accident and it's blocking the left lane and the center lane. but again, very light volume. so if you're traveling westbound, just stick to the left lane. >>> developing story in northeast washington. right now, firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a warehouse fire near gallaudet university. this is happening at the union market building at the intersection of fourth and moore street. megan mcgrath is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: you can see beh
with danella. >>> first 4 traffic report, we're going to start in maryland. if you're traveling along rockville pike at old georgetown road, crass in that intersection blocking a few of your lanes. let's talk about the delays along i-95. a very wet commute. prince william parkway making your way northbound, you're heavy on the brakes. solid delays from stafford as you head towards prince william parkway. and then to get to the beltway, it is stop and go. 36 minutes in total from quantico to get to the beltway. again, i'm back in ten. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> 6:02 now. new developments in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. angie goff has more from t live desk. >> eun, the t commander in afghanistan is in d.c. for a senate confirmation hearing. we just learned it's been put on hold. that's because general john allen is being investigated over thousands of e-mails the pentagon says are potentially inappropriate. the fbi discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between allen and jill kelley, the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. kelley is a
. i'll show you your friday evening forecast in ten minutes. a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> we have a disabled vehicle. let's start 395 as you make your way northbound toward 110, it's blocking the right lane in this area. keep an eye on the road work. as you make your way towards the key bridge, work zone set up outbound as well as inbound. it's a little tricky. use caution if traveling this road. also, good news if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway. this a work zone set up there. now these travel lanes are open and the rails. checking the metro, marc, and vre, no reported delays at this time. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> rocket fire from gaza landing in southern israel. the israeli military says some 350 rockets fired into israel this week with nearly 100 fired today alone. one rocket hit a house. no one was hurt. a brief cease fire between the israelis and palestinians collapsed. two were supposed to stop fighting while they visited the area today. melissa mollet is live with more on this. melissa, good morning. >> good m
evening coming up in ten minutes. a look at friday morning traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> checking on road work in our area. if you're traveling connecticut avenue, northbound towards the beltway. you're going to see in the northbound lanes construction. it is blocking two of your left lanes. you have to stick to the left to get by the road work there. also, road work on the beltwayment beltway. inner loop and outer loop at university boulevard. let's start with the inner loop. you have to stick to the right lane. approaching university boulevard on the outer loop, two of the left lanes are blocked, stick to the right. that should be just about wrapped up. traveling along 395, nice and clear. a look at glebe, no issues northbound. southbound all lanes are clear as you cross over the 14th street bridge. aaron, back over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> president obama's first day back at work since being reelected. he will urge congress to avoid going over the fiscal cliffme. the president is not expected to offer a specific plan. instead, he'll tell both par
with danella. >> traveling 66 eastbound, had a crash but it quickly cleared and now it's out of the roadway altogether. this time, northbound at glebe, the accident there, still see police on the scene. travel lanes are open, and checking again, if you're traveling i-95 northbound just north of 32, had an accident involving an overturned box truck. now it looks to be absolutely clear. so continuing your commute northbound, no issues there. back over to you. >>> this new storm is hammering the northeast. >> that's right. so far, it is responsible for at least 100,000 new power outages in parts of new york and new jersey. the rain, the wet snow all piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of nation's busiest commuter train systems, suspended all of its service. new york city police urged resints to leave low lying neighborhoods. a lot of people, though, are staying behind because they're worried about looting. >> the snow is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas in 11 days because of sandy. the ripping winds, pounding surf and wet
traffic now. >> danella with not so good news to share. >> unfortunately, it's been a mess all morning. let's head to clarksville, md 32 highway closed between linden church road. be aware of that. another closure, eastbound, the bu dulles greenway is shut down due to a crash. another accident, inner loop seeing big delays because of this. it was van dorin blocking the right lane. right now, it's out of the roadway. it's moved. the delays are lessening. it's some good news. back to you both. >> thank you, danella. >> after five years of construction, drivers in virginia will finally get relief on the beltway. today, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the i-495 express lane. megan mcgrath joins us from tye son's corner or tyson's if that's what you want to call it now. good morning. >> reporter: take a look behind me. the sign on the side of this truck says it all, road opens in four days. the express lanes will be open to the general public beginning in the wee hours of saturday, november 17th. if you are willing to pay a toll, v-dot believes you will be able to travel anywhere between 45 t
are going check on the traffic now. >> danella sealock. danella has the first look. what's happening? >> good news now. had a problem with a suspicious package that shut down a couple metro stations. that is reopen. they are not reporting delays on the orange and blue line. it closed at d street in southeast surrounding streets were closed as well. they were all reopened. you may see delays in the area. traveling i-95 northbound in the hov lanes, they were shut down. barbara, they are open now. back to you. >> thanks, danella. >>> a ten-term maryland congressman could be at risk of losing his seat today. he's one of the most vulnerable incumben incumbents. he's running against a newcomer. in the senate, a democrat is running for a second term. he's expected to defeat dan and independent rob -- >> if she'll get to represent the district. she's running against bruce. norton served 11 terms as d.c.s nonvoting delegate. you can find out everything you need to know on our website, www.nbcwashington.com. check out hour online voting guide. look in the top right corner of the home page. you
evening planner, first four traffic with danella. >> good morning, tom. let's start the report looking at the rails. taking the vre/fredericksburg line, experiencing equipment problems. metro running on or close to schedule. roadways, delays at i-270. southbound 109. heavy on the brakes, from fredericksburg. you continue to germantown area. not bad at all. germantown southbound, clear as you connect to the beltway. northbound, no issues at all. back over to you. >>> 6:02. more than 1,000 dom mimon very grows will head to new jersey. news 4's meagan mcgrath live at national harbor where utility workers preparing to head out for this critical mission. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're in a parking lot right outside the gaylord hotel. staging area for crews. take a look, see the trucks lined up, ready to go heading out, first wave later on this morning between 7:30 and 8:00. headed to new jersey, going to the blue claw stadium in lakewood, new jersey. where they will get marching orders, assignments and help restore power to the devastated area. as you can imagine, so much da
on the roads. danella sealock, what's it looking like on the roads around washington right now? >> he said that very well. he's a quick study. >> good job there, keith. let's talk about the roads right now. the outer loop of the beltway, delays as you make your way to georgetown pike because of the road work. if you traveled this road yesterday, you know the congestion here. the right lane is blocked. once you are past that, it looks better. you have a disabled vehicle here. traveling 395 northbound, it's sluggish as you make your way from duke to seminary. back to you. >> all right. a traffic alert for drivers in d.c. crews are repaving pennsylvania avenue to repair for the inauguration. cyclers and drivers will share a stretch of pennsylvania avenue between 3rd and 14th street northwest. d-dot says most of the paving will happen ovnight. the inauguration is set for monday, january 21st. >>> new today, maryland's biggest casino is gearing up to bring in table games. maryland live is unveiling the plan to add 125 table games to the casino floor. they are introducing the redesign and announ
back during the afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes. first 4 traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still watching on the accident as you travel northbound fairfax county parkway approaching the dulles toll road. this is closer to sunrise valley drive. the northbound lanes are blocked by a three-vehicle crash in that area. still seeing delays grow as you travel northbound on fairfax county parkway. i would skip it, avoid it and take reston parkway instead. let's head over right now to 395. earlier at glebe, had an accident in the right shoulder lane. your travel lanes are open as you make your way to the 14th street bridge. nice, clear commute as you head into the district, traveling about 56 miles per hour. the drive in total will take you 12 minutes. i'm back in ten. aaron, back to you. >>> you may have better luck driving today than flying. hundreds of flights cancelled and delayed because of that storm in the northeast. megan mcgrath live at reagan national airport with one couple trying to make it to a military event? >> reporter: right. the military event the
cnbc later in this newscast. >> right nou, we are going to check on the traffic. >> danella sealock, what's going on out there? >> in the district and northwest, dealing with an earlier fire activity. ingraham street is closed at 9th avenue. take jefferson northwest or hamilton to let crews work. let's head over to virginia. rolling road at braddock road, the left lane is blocked because of an accident. road work in virginia traveling the outer loop, the left lane is taken away. back to you both. >> thanks, danella. >>> new this morning, a search for a gunman in prince george's county who shot and killed a man. it was reported around 7:00 in hill crest heights. when officers arrived, they found a man outside an apartment with a gunshot wound. police are trying to fig figure out what led to the shooting. >>> a person was killed in a blaze near gallaudet university. >> reporter: all the remains scorched earth and burned tries. obvious signs that something violent happened here. it was shortly after 9:00 p.m. police got the report of a fire behind the hamilton school in northwest. they
, into the low 50s. i'll be back in ten minutes. danella with a look at first 4 traffic. >> roads in prince george's county not seeing any problems right now. let's talk about the beltway. i'll give you a live look as you make your way past 5. no issues there. inner loop and outer loop getting by. as you make your way northbound and southbound, between the beltway and the 14th street bridge, smooth sailing. making your way into the district, no issues the report. aaron, over to you. >>> this morning, all eyes are on wall street. take a look at the numbers. the dow fell more than 300 points. the nasdaq and s&p also suffered big losses yesterday, triggered by fears of the pending financial cliff. nbc's tracy potts live on capitol hill now with more on the political efforts to avert that potential crisis. tracy, good morning. >> aaron, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president is back here in washington fresh off his election victory. he's already been on the phone with top democrats and republicans talking about this. this time, will it work? can they really reach some sort of deal
. now let's have a look at traffic. danella is here with first 4 traffic this wednesday morning. good morning. >> good morning, tom. >>> checking the roadways. if you're traveling along 66, things look good outside the beltway. i'll take a live look as you make your way past fairfax county parkway. eastbound and westbound, you're clear. not seeing any delays. eastbound 66, no issues there as you make your way through the rosslyn tunnel. very light volume. i-270, if that's your trip, i'm checking it. back with results in about ten minutes. >> 4:43 now. 40 degrees. >>> after the break, late night revelry at the white house gates. >>> and president obama ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. >>> you, the american people, reminded us that, while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves u
with danella. >>> first let's start as you travel southbound, 185 connecticut avenue getting closer to the beltway. the right lane is blocked by road work there. heading over to the beltway, talking about outer loop passing new hampshire avenue. you're going to see the left lane blocked by paving. this continues as you make your way to university boulevard. also keeping an eye on the road work along 395 north and southbound between the beltway and seminary road. it's alternating lane closures. very light volume. can't see it on camera, and it's set to wrap up around 5:00 a.m. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> a week after sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, things are starting to get back to normal. new york city schools set to open today. the subway is running at about 80% of its normal service. gas lines still on. new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promised an end to the crisis this week. fema approved $158 million in individual disaster assistance. so far sandy has claimed 113 lives in this country. utility co
. >> thank you, tom. >> we are going to check on the traffic. hopefully there's good news on that. >> danella, you are about to say otherwise, aren't you? >> i am. still a couple problems. police activity has 17th street shutdown in northeast. closure between monroe and newton street. take 16th street to get around that. bethesda, a water main break southbound blocked -- two right lanes are blocked from leland to bradley boulevard. as delays go, you are slee from the beltway. outer loop, crossing the american legion bridge, slow. the delays continue to the dulles toll road. crowding in that area. no accidents. back to you. >> thanks, danella. >>> major changes are coming for drivers in the district. mayor gray announced several changes for speed fines. they are for ten to 20 miles per hour over the limit will be lowered from the current $250 price tag. fines for going 20 miles per hour over the speed limit is going up. the money will go to hire more police officers. the speed limit will be raised on major roadways that have been repaved. >>> two metro stations will be closed because of work o
, danella sealock can tell us how it's going on the roadway. >> we are seeing effects of sandy on the roads if you are traveling in the district. 200 trees down in the area. if you are making the commute on local roadways, be careful, use caution and look out for downed trees. also, traveling up new york avenue in northwest, the right lane is blocked by water repair. i's going to last four to six hours from now. word of construction on the american legion bridge on the outer loop. the left lane is blocked. back to you. >> thanks. >>> we are following a developing story right now. new criminal charges are expected today in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state university. the school's former president will be charged along with two other administrators who worked at the university. melissa mollet is live at the news room with details on the charges. what can you tell us? >> good morning. the charge is obstruction of justice and perjury. former penn state president is expected to be charged shortly. the pennsylvania attorney general is expected to file more charges against ex-athletic dir
, first look with danella. >> taking the beltway, i'm checking for construction, cones up at some of the roads here. let's start at new hampshire avenue. two right lanes there. good news, the previous camera, i noticed they are starting to take up the cones. about to take up the house, in ten minutes or so, these may be up. in the meantime, stick to the left. outer loop, this time approaching 7, difficult to see on camera left lane blocked by road work there. in this area, stick to the right and you'll get by just fine. 395/i-95 overnight hov lanes shut down. and i'll be back in ten minutes. over to you. >>> today, october jobs report comes out. four days before the election, the bureau of labor statistics announced earlier this week it will release numbers as scheduled. it considering delaying release, and the economy added 114,000 jobs, and unemployment rate fell from . % to 7.8%. >>> president obama will be in ohio when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state prosecute returning to the white house tonight. the president returned
will the chill last? barbara and keith? >> naung. >>> let's see if things are moving on the roads. >> danella, you are facing the traffic in the hallway with the wedding. what about the roadway? >> i know. i need a tracker report for the hallways. let's talk about i-95 in virginia, northbound at prince william parkway. alternate lane closures because of construction. volume is light. the beltway is where you are going to face problems. outer loop, american legion bridge slow as you cross because of the road work. the right lane is blocked. look at gw parkway. the lane is blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> parents of d.c. school children have a chance to weigh in on the district's plan to close as many as 20 schools. many are in wards five and seven. that means they will face a lot of complaints this afternoon. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: d.c. school chancellor's plan to close and consolidate 20 schools has some parents up in arms. later this afternoon, they are going to have the chance to voice their concerns during the first of several public hearings. shaw middle school at gar
're going to check on the midday traffic now. >> what's it looking like out there? >> hey, danella. >> speaking of metro, a crash. so far, no reported delays. as you make your trip, this is along gallows road. in that intersection, approach with caution. delays on 66. a three-mile back up. usual delays around this time. here is what nutley looks like heading to the beltway, 28 miles per hour and the drive will take 21 minutes. american legion bridge, construction continues on the outer loop. stick to the right. it's sluggish. back to you. >> see you in a few. this area is always in the spotlight, even more so today. film crews from the british broadcasting corporation shut down a road and brought a major star to the county. tony tull is live with more. is that actually a movie set behind you? >> yeah, it is. it's always exciting when we get major motion pictures in the area. take a live look. see the gray suv? it's actress judy dent here shooting a movie on location. it's going to open around march of next year. no word on what role this house plays in the movie, but nevertheless,
in ten minutes. here's a look at traffic now with danella. >> we're going to start in damascus, maryland. have downed wires because of an accident that just occurred recently. so traveling at ridge road, it's close between woodfield road and space lane. that accident has downed wires on the roadway. let's head back over to the district northeast along florida avenue. still seeing fire activity. florida avenue is shut down both directions between third street and sixth street. i'm back in ten minutes, we'll check on the accident along 395. over to you. >>> amtrak is prepared to resume some service to and from new york city as early as tomorrow. it is expected to release its friday schedule today. crews are removing water from flooded train tunnels under the hudson so that crews can repair tracks. >>> coming up, the bakery item that grocery train wegman's is recalling. >>> and why people were more than willing to wait it out last night in maryland. >>> great news for those who take the beltway. coming up at 5:00, just how [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot
of sunshine. danella, how's traffic? >> 95 southbound in virginia, a crash in the right shoulder lane. head over to northbound, sluggish. it will take 32 minutes to get to the beltway. >> thank you. another news update in 25>>> 7:, november 9th, 2012. we are four days away from one direction mania on our plaza. we have the huge sign to remind you. you'll get a chance to win tickets. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. i don't know about you but i've been getting a lot of requests for the one direction concert. >> there is a 5-year-old living in my house who is very excited about tuesday. >> i hope she knows somebody. >> she has an in. we're told now people are asleep already out on 48th street waiting to see one direction on tuesday. >> four days from now. >>> just ahead this morning if you've applied for a job you've probably been the subject of a criminal background check. jeff rossen found a flaw in the system, companies cutting corners and making big mistakes that can keep you from getting hired. more on that coming up. >>> then we'll complete our "twilight" trifect
in with danella for the commute. >> i'm watching route 50 eastbound. it's closed because an overturned horse trailer. that may take some time to clear. take 2, then you can get on to college parkway. aaron back to you. >> thank you. your winter-like forecast next. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> sub freezing part to this wednesday. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist, tom kierein. it's upper 20s to low 30s. later today, upper 40s with lots of sun. the chill remains for the rest of the week into the weekend. aaron? >> thank you, another news >>> from matt damon to bradley cooper, the last five years of the sexiest man alive right there, so the question this morning, who will be "people's" pick this time around? we will reveal it to the world in just a bit. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. >> going to make a joke. >> it's just that you appear in this issue, do you not? >> we'll find out later. >> oka
'm aaron gilchrist. it's raining. that mean as problem commute. here is danella sealock with the traffic. >> delays and accidents. let's talk with inbound southeast/southwest free way. the beltway, georgia had an accident. it's gone. still seeing delays. as you go from i-95 to 270, you have jammed at 11 miles per hour. aaron? >> thank you. a look at how long the rain will st >>> good morning. it is a wet and chilly morning. leaves came doub. it's sliply. the rain is advancing to the northeast from the carolinas to canada. it's tapered off. blue ridge east is still raining. i's going to be around for a couple hours. sun back this afternoon. remaining in the 40s throughout the day. dry weather into the weekend. >>> 7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 13th day of november, 2012. we're looking at our largest crowd ever flocking to rockefeller plaza for a concert. one thing and one thing only, one direction, the hit boy band takes to our concert stage just about an hour from right now. much to the delight of those people who have been waiting in some cases for about four days. >> amazing.
later found the mother with her in maryland. we are going to danella to check the roads. >> if you are traveling i-95, northbound, exit 156, express lanes, police are blocking that exit for you. be aware of that as you make your commute. keep in mind, another accident eastbound at braddock, the right eastbound at braddock, the right it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. i'm drinkin' a dunkin' latte. i'm in love with my dunkin' latte. it is a treat. they're packed with flavor. it's my kind of latte. try the simply delicious latte everyone can enjoy. america runs on dunkin'! >>> it's cloudy, it's cool. the temperatures this morning, upper 30s to low 40s across the area. sprinkles falling. sunshine breaking out after lunchtime today. >>> you are looking at about 30 men and women from all around the world who are about to become u.s. citizens live on our plaza. we're going to see
wednesday with wind and rain here and highs in the mid 50s. a look at traffic with danella this friday morning. >> good morning, happy friday. taking the roads looking pretty quiet. volume not bad at all. not too many reports of accidents as of yet. a live look as you make your way past 32. traveling north and southbound on 29. very light. volume, not seeing road work. no accidents continuing southbound past lockwood drive, connecting to the beltway. northbound as well. nice and clear. back in ten minutes. over to you. >> thanks so much. >>> 5:54. ress he researchers spanning out across chesapeake bay to see what impact sandy has had. they are checking river flow, pollute ants. >>> economists fear sandy could be a grinch for restotailers th holiday season. they fear that after sandy caused people to buy supplies that they will cut back on holiday shopping. >>> we're learning the dollar amount put on sandy is going up. we are live with that story and more news for your money. >> good morning, aaron. damage estimates from this week's superstorm are rising. equicat, a risk modeling firm s
information. time is 7:26. let's check the forecast. tom? sorry, danella? >> if you are traveling randolph road at garden gate, you will see traffic signs. very slow on the beltway as you make your way to 295. you are under speed. jammed at land overroad. aaron? >> thank you. tom has the forecast after this. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> a cold and cloudy morning. might have an isolated sprinkle the next couple hours. the winds increase, highs mid-50s. the chill remains through anncr: five hundred and thirty seven. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. newscaster: florida
is danella sealock with the first 4 traction. >> good morning. still seeing delays on the red line. single tracking between glenmont and wheaton. delays on i-95 to georgia avenue. aaron? >> thank you. a look at another winter-like forecast, next. >>> good morning. storm team 4 seven dayout look, cold mornings, chilly afternoons today into next wednesday. it looks dry as well. aaron? >> thank you. another update in 25 mi >>> guy fieri's new york restaurant in time square, it's the brand new place getting a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. an absolutely blistering review in the "new york times." and savannah has made her way there to talk to guy about it all. savannah? >> hey, matt, well, as you know, restaurant reviews don't normally get this much attention. but this one was so harsh, it was all done in rhetorical questions, 34 of them, i think. questions like, why does your kitchen sabotage even the more appealing main courses with ruinous sides and sauces? ouch. well, guy is here, he's going to fight back and tell us what he thinks about this review coming up. >> he's not bashf
is danella sealock. >> inside the beltway on washington boulevard, the five-vehicle crash. it's moved to the left lane. delays are two miles. to get from the beltway to glebe, it will take 15 minutes. i-95 southbound at maryland, very slow. a crash blocks two right lanes, delays start at 32. >> tom has the forecast, next. >>> a cold wind on this thursday morning. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. winds gusting up to 30 later today. afternoon highs climbing into the low 50s. sunshine in and out. the wind settles down tomorrow. chilly, but milder for the weekend, saturday, sunday and monday. afternoon highs low to mid-50s with chilly mornings. aaron? >> thank you. another news updat >>> everything okay? you seem a little down. >> it's just i really wanted to be president. i was going to create 12 million jobs. >> look, look, you created one job, except it was for me. >> all right. that was "late night with jimmy fallon's" take on the concession call to president obama. some of the fun the late night comedians had with election night. we'll have more on that in a
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